Russia's new role in Central Asia

Leszek Buszynski*

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During the Yeltsin era, Russian interest in Central Asia lapsed. Under Vladimir Putin, Russia has moved to strengthen its role in the region because of Islamic fundamentalism, fear of displacement by America, and the presence of oil and natural gas reserves. The problem is that Putin has relied upon local authoritarian leaders for influence, which exposes Russia to regional political change.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-565
Number of pages20
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


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